A Fabergé gem-set silver kovsh, Moscow, 1899-1908
the prow cast as a bogatyr's head, the cartouche-form handle with a harpy within a ropework border, the sides set with
varicoloured cabochons within strapwork panels, struck K. Fabergé in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial warrant, 84
length with handle 35.2cm, 13¾in.
Overall in good condition; with light scratches on the underside and a repaired break where the handle meets the body. The interior with evidence of previous gilding.
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